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Abdominal Training

Looking for some good exercises to develop the abdominal strength. Check out this video from Coach Charlie Kern from York High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. The first exercise in the video are V-Up variations. V-Ups with medicine balls can help with strengthening the mid-section and can also be helpful for coordination in athletes at all …

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Push Up Variations for Strength

Push ups are a great way to develop upper body strength in all levels of athletes. The video by Charlie Kern of York High School in Illinois covers various push up positions to improve upper body strength.

Cross Country Summer Training

Training High School Cross Country Runners Summer Training Developing a cross country program at the high school level requires careful attention since governing bodies in most states limit preseason activities for a season that is invariably shorter than that of other high school sports. Books dealing with the training of world class athletes are less …

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Why Tempo Training For Runners

Tempo Training For Runners   What is Tempo Training? Tempo training is also known as lactate threshold and anaerobic threshold training. Threshold pace is the effort level just below which the body’s ability to clear lactate, a by-product of carbohydrate metabolism, can no longer keep up with lactate production. Toby Tanser, the author of Train …

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Distance Running Summer Training

An essential ingredient in building a successful high school cross country team is a summer training program. In some states, coaches can be directly involved, while in others they must have no contact at all. Summer runs can be conducted by team captains. This takes the coach out of the equation and helps develop a sense …

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